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Who we are

Established in 1982, COMPASS (Congregational Outreach Ministries Program of Assistance & Social Service) is a collaboration involving numerous area churches and other community groups. Our goal is to provide a “hand-up” to those in need.

Our Vision

Our vision is to share self-sufficiency skills and provide emergency assistance to individuals willing to invest in themselves. COMPASS provides services to prevent homelessness and stall evictions, allowing families to remain in their homes. We also refers individuals and families to other agencies within the community.

COMPASS does not provide assistance for utility bills in default with the gas or electric company. Be sure to read these qualifications prior to calling or coming to the office for service. Please note there is no guarantee of assistance.

COMPASS also provides Benefit Bank counseling from Franklin County.  This process includes: ODJFS Application, and Food Stamp Registration.

COMPASS is a site for Neighbor to Neighbor applications for AEP customers only.  To see if you are eligible to apply, click here.


We are able to provide this valuable community service because of the generous support of our donors. If you would like to contribute to COMPASS, please follow the link below. Thank you!



Volunteers are critical to our success. If you would like to volunteer at COMPASS or a high school student looking to earn service hours for graduation, please contact the COMPASS Office.

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Hours: 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday

Emergency Assistance is provided by appointment ONLY
Appointments outside of these hours are provided if needed

To make an appointment:
Call 614-463-9612 or request one online at https://shortcompass.questionpro.com/
Follow-up calls to arrange a time to be seen will be made within 24-48 hours.
Please schedule an appointment, you will not be seen without one.

E-mail:  compass@bspc.org

BSPC and its outreach programs are closed Monday, January 21 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 22.